Sunday, April 18, 2010

flowers and fuzzy butts

The first fuzzy butts of the season are here! 12 Rhode Island Red chicks. They will round out our laying flock and probably begin laying by August. They are currently staying in an old coop we have on the property that we made out of an aluminum tool shed a few years ago. They have a heat lamp, but they only need it at night right now.
You know it's spring when the chicks start to arrive! We've also been planting lettuce, beets, radishes, and onions outside. Of course, there could always be a late spring hard freeze that would wipe us out. Never know.
Aren't they just darling? Below is a picture of a million daffodils in our orchard. I hope they keep blooming until the apples, pears, and crabapples bloom. Wouldn't that be a pretty sight?
It's supposed to get to almost 80 tomorrow, but then it will cool down for a hand full of days. Signing off to plant some more onions. We are blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Awww.... so sweet! What do you do with all the eggs? Are you selling them? I'd love to have a laying flock but I am trying to lower cholesterol so I'm thinking it would be more eggs than I could ever use.